The Republican Governors Association raised $23.5 million during the first half of the year, easily topping the haul of its Democratic counterpart.

The Democratic Governors Association brought in $13.4 million, the committee confirmed Wednesday. The totals reflect the amount raised by the tax-exempt "527" organizations.

The DGA announced that it raised a total of $15 million across "all entities," which includes an affiliated 501(c)(4) nonprofit. The RGA only releases its 527 totals. (The name refers to Section 527 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.)

The RGA ended the period with more than $37 million in the bank. The DGA did not immediately say how much cash it had on hand at the end of July.

The RGA must defend 24 seats this year and next, compared to just 14 for the DGA.